The Moths of Suffolk
123 Tischeria ekebladella, (Bjerkander, 1795)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus) and Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bentley Woods (Pyett, Gibbs); Ipswich and Sutton Heath in 1928-35 (Whit.); common about oaks at Glemham Magna (Bloomf.); Southwold (Ctw); Gorleston in August 1935 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOpostega spatulellaTischeria dodonaea
Emmetia margineaEmmetia guanacella
Emmetia angusticolellaEmmetia angusticolella
    Leaf-mineTischeria dodonaea

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Click to view full size image
Leafmine on oak - Bentley, Suffolk (7.ix.2002) © A Prichard

Flight chart
JFMAMJJASOND
100 33

Leaf-mine occurrence
JFMAMJJASOND
B T B U

Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause pupa imago ova larva larva larval diapause larval diapause

Further Photographs

Click to view full size imageClick to view full size imageClick to view full size image
Leafmine on oak - Bentley, Suffolk (7.ix.2002) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Sudbourne, Suffolk (12.x.2002) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Sudbourne, Suffolk (12.x.2002) © A Prichard
 
Click to view full size imageClick to view full size imageClick to view full size image
Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (27.v.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
Click to view full size image
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener